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Species Megachoriolaus texanus

Megachoriolaus texanus (Knull) - Megachoriolaus texanus Megachoriolaus texanus (Knull) - Megachoriolaus texanus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Long-horned Beetles)
Subfamily Lepturinae (Flower Longhorns)
Tribe Lepturini
Genus Megachoriolaus
Species texanus (Megachoriolaus texanus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Megachoriolaus texanus (Knull)
Orig. Comb: Euryptera texana Knull 1941
Numbers
3 spp. n. of Mex. (1)
Size
Type: length 11.5 mm.; width 3 mm. (Knull 1941)
Identification
Key to spp. Giesbert & Hovore 1998
Range
Endemic to the Davis Mountains, Jeff Davis County, Texas (Linsley & Chemsak 1976)
Season
May to July (Linsley & Chemsak 1976)
Food
Host unknown (Linsley & Chemsak 1976)
Remarks
Described from one female specimen collected in the Davis Mountains, Texas, July 3, 1940, by D.J. and J.N. Knull. (Knull 1941)
See Also
Aside from color this species differs from M. ignitus (Schaeffer) by the more finely punctured pronotum. From M. cruentus (Martin) it differs by having larger punctures on elytra than pronotum. (Knull 1941)
Print References
Giesbert, E.F. & F.T. Hovore. 1998. Descriptions and synonymies in the North American Lepturini. Occ. Pap. of the Cons. Coleop., 2(1): 16-23.
Knull, J.N. 1941. Nine new Coleoptera (Plastoceridae, Buprestidae and Cerambycidae). Ohio J. Sci., 41:381-388, l pl. Full PDF
Linsley, E.G. & J.A. Chemsak. 1976. Cerambycidae of North America. Part VI, No. 2. Taxonomy and classification of the subfamily Lepturinae. Univ. Calif. Publ. Entomol., 80: ix + 186 pp., 50 figs. Full Text
Internet References
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.